2014 is the first year we’ve purchased a Costco membership. I’ve been skeptical of membership stores like Costco, or Sam’s Club, because I always wonder if I could really save money, or if I would just end up buying a bunch of stuff I don’t need. And because even getting in the door requires a membership, I haven’t seen the benefits….until now.
Read below to see how much we will save on organic eggs this year at Costco.
While skeptical, there was always part of me that wanted to try it out to see if I could find a way to make it work for our family. So, this experiment is exactly that… what works for our family. I’m hoping that you can adapt this into your family and household situation.
Since we’ve started budgeting as a family nearly four years ago, we’ve become pretty disciplined in creating and sticking to a grocery list. Aside from splurging here and there on Ben and Jerry’s (my weakness) we stay away from what’s not on our list.
We pounced on the Costco membership when Kelsey scored a living social deal for half price followed by posting about the deal on Facebook, where we earned the rest of our money back within a few hours.
But, let’s assume the goal was to convince you that you can earn your money back by buying everyday grocery items at Costco… We have the Gold Star Membership which costs $55 per year. There is also an Executive Membership for $110 per year. The difference is that with the Costco Executive Membership you earn 2% on MOST purchases throughout the year (up to $750 back). Likely worth it for us next year. Let’s look at the numbers…